Wang Leads Yankees Over Mariners, 5-1

Wang becomes league's first six-game winner
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2008 11:33 PM CDT
Bobby Murcer, left, talks with Michael Kay, center, and Paul O'Neil during a broadcast session in the YES network's booth before between the New York Yankees and Seattle Mariners game last night.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
camera-icon View 2 more images

(Newser) – Chien-Ming Wang has turned into the New York Yankees' stopper. Wang became the American League's first six-game winner, ending the Yankees' three-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners last night. Wang (6-0) pitched shutout ball into the sixth inning, and Kyle Farnsworth, Joba Chamberlain and Mariano Rivera completed a four-hitter. Erik Bedard recorded the loss for Seattle.

The Yankees improved to 27-7 when Wang starts following a loss, winning 11 in a row, and he is 22-6 in those games. He's even more consistent against Seattle, improving to 7-0 against the Mariners in seven career starts. While Wang has been consistent - New York has won all seven of his starts this year - the Yankees' other starters are 6-12.